Los Vascos Le Dix 2009
Wine AdvocateThe 2009 Le Dix de Los Vascos originates from a plot of 70-year old vines known as "El Fraile," inaugurated to commemorate ten years of Domaine Baron de Rothschild's involvement in Chile. It is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Carmenere and 5% Syrah and has an ambitious bouquet of blackberry, macerated dark cherries, cocoa and dried blood. The palate is medium-bodied with furry tannins, a lot of bitter chocolate coating the dark berry fruit and a rather forceful, tannic finish that is missing some persistency in the mouth, but has the substance to suggest it will mellow and evolve more "gravitas" with time. Drink 2015-2025.
Wine SpectatorRacy, featuring a dark profile of blackberry, cassis and kirsch notes backed by fine tannins, as the finish pumps out layers of licorice, smoke and spice. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Carmenère. Drink now. 1,400 cases imported. W
Wine EnthusiastHarmonious aromas of cassis, vanilla and mocha are inviting. The palate, however, seems narrow and high in acidity; it's grinding and choppy, with herbal, tangy flavors of berry and cassis mixed with tobacco and herbs. Finishes rough and scratchy, with a lasting olive flavor. A very good wine but not the best Le Dix by any means.